September 22, 2016 at 03:38 #3437struParticipant
I’m swapping to healing this raid xpac and I’m struggling majorly compared to the rest of my heal time. Can any one offer tips to help me? I might need to respec my weapon to go outside. I went right then for CU due to fear I woudln’t get far enough in the left. I miscalculated.
Here are the logs: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/guilds/usercalendar/58666
Any help would be appreciated.
September 22, 2016 at 10:24 #3440thooParticipant
Once I get home I can send you one of my logs for comparison. It may seem like I am being a bit rough on you but if you want an honest critique, here you go.
I am assuming you are Phuu as that is the only Resto Sham I see in either of these logs.
Looking at the Ursoc fight, I can tell you rite now your number one mistake is how much you use Chain Heal. As much as we (RShams) don’t want to admit it, this is not a “spam Chain Heal” expansion. Chain Heal is still a great spell, it is just much more situational than it used to be. In that Ursoc fight Chain Heal was roughly 32% of your healing done. When I cleared Ursoc on my RSham it was under 10% of my healing done (and I finished the fight top healing over 250k HPS and that was a normal fight meaning there was much less damage being done to players). The percentage of healing your HTT, HST, and Healing Rain are doing is showing me that you have gear but are playing completely wrong. Healing Surge and Healing Wave were a combined 5.3% of your healing? I also don’t see Cloudburst on your meters so I am assuming your are running Echo which means you would be doing more Riptides, leading to more Tidal Waves, but you obviously are not making use of them. I am going to assume you know what Tidal Waves are, and if you aren’t tracking them, I recommend you start. I personally use the addon “TellMeWhen” to track my Tidal Wave and if you’d like me to go more into detail about that just PM me as that is a whole other discussion in itself. You need need need to make use of your Tidal Waves. I would say 75% of the time you will be using the Tidal Wave on a Healing Wave due to its efficiency, and Healing Surge when you really need that burst heal. I would also highly recommend running Cloudburst Totem and using it every 30 seconds on cool down with your Healing Stream Totem. Aim for 100% up-time on your Healing Rain in a good location. Use your Riptide every 8 seconds off cooldown and try to spread the HoT around while also making use of the initial heal. Aim to not let 1 Tidal Wave ever go to waste. Between keeping up with all of that you don’t have much down time and you are doing a fair amount of healing very efficiently. When you spam Chain Heal at unnecessary times you are leading to over healing, wasting Tidal Waves (Chain Heal generates a Tidal Wave), all while using one of a RShams most expensive buttons. Chain Heal is great if you know you are in a situation where: 1. You know you will make use of a full Chain Heal healing. 2. Healing Stream Totem, Cloudburst Totem, Riptide, and Healing Rain are all on cool down. 3. You have less than or equal to 1 Tidal Wave charge.
I almost 100% guarantee you if you ran a Crashing Waves / Echo / Ascendance build and didn’t use Chain Heal even once that fight while making full use of all the Tidal Waves you would be getting, you would have done roughly 30% more healing that fight. I’m not saying that is an optimal build for a fight like that, I am just trying to show you how inefficient it is to use Chain Heal so often.
I still believe High Tide is the best talent choices in almost all raid encounters because when you do make proper use of your Chain Heals, High Tide is extremely beneficial.
September 22, 2016 at 10:44 #3441thooParticipant
I’ll add onto this with some cool down management.
You used Healing Tide Totem one time in a fight that lasted 4 minutes 15 seconds. Unless you knew there was a time specifically in the middle of the fight you could have made use of an early on HTT and had it available again towards the end of the fight. Same thing goes for Ancestral Guidance, but being on a 2 minute cool down. it would have been much easier to get 2 uses out of it.
You used Healing Stream Totem (30 second CD) 9 times on a fight that lasted 257 seconds which means you had extremely good up time on your Healing Stream Totem. If paired with a Cloudburst used at the same time that would have been very nice up time on both.
You used Healing Rain (10 second CD) 8 times in a 257 second fight which is a very bad up time. The fact that you only used it 8 of the 26 times it was possible yet it still accounted for 12% of your healing tells me you were probably only using it when heavy damage was occurring when it should be used off every single cool down.
I would comment on your Riptide uses but I do believe you are using Echo due to not seeing any healing done from Cloudburst.
September 25, 2016 at 02:57 #3466struParticipant
Thank you for the honesty. Not looking for sunshines and rainbows, want honest truth so I can improve. My healing officer usually assigns major CDs and I tend to get to be 4th or 5th.
Here are the guild logs if anyone else has suggestions: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/guilds/1807/
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